Automation Specialist (Drives Specialty)
Van Meter Industrial - Mankato, MN

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The Automation Specialist plays a crucial role in achieving our purpose of being our customers’ competitive advantage by providing technical expertise that will aid in developing, maintaining, and delivering technical solutions to customers and vendors. This role will be responsible for building and maintaining relationshiops with Rockwell Automation and other automation customers and vendors in collaboration with the Automation Managers, Account Managers, Sales Engineers, and fellow automation specialists. On a day-to-day basis this position will work closely with Account Managers, Sales Engineers, and Technical Support Center teams to provide high level technical support and ongoing solutions to customers.

Develop and maintain key relationships with suppliers

Sales of Rockwell PLCs, HMI, Software and Drives

Serves as the contact for Rockwell Automation and other automation suppliers

Participate in development and implementation of Automation business plan and account strategy for assigned products

Participate in automation commercial events

Provide customer assistance via telephone, email, and on-site assistance in alignment with our Automation Support Center

Develop, maintain, and deliver technical solutions and/or seminars to customers with attention to product lines and vendor offerings

Provide technical troubleshooting

Maintain technical expertise by participating in continual learning and industry specific technical training

Design, build, and program technical demonstration units

Required Skills

Strong desire/interest in to keep on the leading edge of technology

Ability to negotiate effectively at a high level and build strong relationships with customers, vendors and suppliers

Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills

Significant knowledge of Rockwell Automation, electrical and automation industry necessary

Customer Focused; must be a resource & partner to our internal and external customers

Ability to learn quickly and transfer knowledge to others

Ability to lead small groups and instruct customer training sessions

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills via phone, email and in person are required

Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with internal and external customers

Self motivated to effectively analyze workload and juggle multiple priorities with strict deadlines

Ability to lead by example with a positive work ethic and attitude

Drive for Continuous Improvement

Detail orientated

Dependable

Required Experience

2 year technical degree or 4 year degree in related field of study or equivalent experience required

Minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience or exposure in a sales role

Knowledge of Allen-Bradley processes and products strongly preferred

Werner Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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